January, 2010

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Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile

Frogloop

83% of adults have cell phones or smartphones. 35% of users have accessed the Internet via their phone, according to a December 2009 report by Pew. So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? Livingston is right.

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Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

NTEN

Jim Craner, MapTogether. Collecting and Disseminating Information - Ushahidi. In 2008, post-election violence erupted in Kenya.

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Twitter Is A Network Weaver's Best Friend

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This past week, June Holley did a brown bag lunch at the Packard Foundation on network weaving and I was lucky enough to learn from her for a few hours! How would I describe June Holley? She's the guru of network weaving and walks on water. She covered some techniques of network weaving, sharing her check list of network weaving. Have a story?

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Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 Simplified for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While there are a good number of tech-savvy hipsters out there that understand terms like “ Static Web ”, “ Dynamic Content ”, “ User-Generated ”, “ Cloud Computing ”, and “ Semantic Web ”, the majority of nonprofits don’t talk or understand such tech speak. and Web 3.0 as follows: Web 1.0 = Websites, e-mail newsletters and “Donate Now” buttons.

Searching and aggregating online answers to frequently asked.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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Crowdsourcing As Planning Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

View California Coast Trip in a larger map This holiday rather than working, we decided to take a brief vacation and travel down the beautiful California coast. Only problem was by Christmas night we realized that we hadn't even opened.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About GuideStar, Network for Good and Social Media Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media fundraising is built upon and empowered by the GuideStar database. 2. All 501c3’s in the United States have profiles on GuideStar. 3. Network for Good uses the GuideStar database to distribute online donations made on their website and on their partner websites. 4. If nothing comes up, then your organization is not in Guidestar.

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ResourceMatcher.Org - what are we waiting for?

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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No RSS Feed for Your Website? No Problem

Wild Apricot Blog

Google Reader has announced a new feature that lets users create an RSS feed to track changes to any web page, even if the site doesn’t publish a feed. It’s great new feature for your website visitors who use Google Reader, but what about people who use a different feedreader or like to get updates by email? read more ).

The Davos Blur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Davos scene is nonstop: it starts with breakfast meetings at 8 am and ends typically after midnight. Each hour there’s something memorable.

I Love You Beth Kanter!

NTEN

I'm very late to the game (as usual), but I couldn't let the day pass without recognizing my good friend Beth Kanter on her birthday. She's smart. 3.

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My Three Words for 2010

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last year, I used Chris Brogan's "Three Words" to set some professional/personal goals for the year. The process is simple: Think of how you want to be successful in 2009. Then, try to think in even broader terms. Extrapolate on.

Five Simple (and Fun) Ways to Promote Nonprofits on FourSquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

FourSquare is definitely starting to catch on with enterprising techie folks that love to be early adopters. That’s a good a sign. Adding a Nonprofit Venue on FourSquare just takes a few minutes, but it’s crucial that you do it right the first time. Make sure you spell out the name of the nonprofit. Don’t use acronyms.

The other side of the figures: Causes reaches $20 Million in Donations

Amy Sample Ward

You can read more about the MySpace/Facebook move here , here , and here.). 35,000 causes have received at least one donation. Probably not 400,000. 

Is Your Nonprofit Website Mobile-Friendly?

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you noticed there's one prediction that turns up consistently at the top of every list of "Top 10 Trends for 2010"? Welcome to the decade of the Mobile Internet. Is your nonprofit blog or website ready for readers who do their web surfing by phone? read more ).

Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Multi-Channel Engagement

Connection Cafe

Author: Emma Zolbrod. I’m connected in different ways to numerous nonprofit organizations. Coordinate your efforts. Both asking me for money?

Leading Tech Change When You're Not the Boss

NTEN

Dahna Goldstein, PhilanTech. If the words "executive" or "chief" do not appear in your job title, you may think you're not in the right position to lead a successful technology change. Here are a few things you can do to challenge that assumption and become a technology change leader. Leadership is cultivated and demonstrated.

Video Fridays #27 When Social Media Became News

NCE Social Media

How have you used social media for your news source? Kuods to @TheArcofNoVa.

Wilder Launches Statewide Data Hub « Minnesota Council on Foundations Blog – Philanthropy Potluck

AFP Blog

Minnesota Compass

Interview: Scott Anderson of ClientTrack

Amy Sample Ward

—– Scott Anderson is the Director of Communications for DSI, the developer of ClientTrack. Thanks, Amy, for all you do!). ABCD) ( [link] ).

Three Fabulous Conversations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The WEF is all about having a critical mass of incredible people. This enables great conversations: the serendipity effect is huge. just wanted to highlight three conversations I had today, each of which shows why this is such a great opportunity for Benetech to attend. What a great kick-off for a day! veritable intellectual and social smorgasbord!

My Gadget Fix of the Week: WooRank Website Analysis Tool

Connection Cafe

Author: Ken Cantu. The current free version compares 50 fields but the soon-to-be-released version will have 120, according to the TechCrunch article.

25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity

NTEN

Tirza Hollenhorst, ifPeople. Nearly every organization is feeling the pull to communicate more. To stay abreast, your organization needs to maximize its capacity for communication. At a time when you probably can't hire additional staff, that means making the staff you have as efficient and effective as possible. How do you do that? Jargon anyone.?

Needs & Offers for Haitian Relief

VisionLink

VisionLink has launched a web-based Needs & Offers management solution for PQMD, the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, to help with their relief efforts in Haiti. As the earthquake struck Haiti, members of the partnership have been quick to respond--a response which has been complicated by the lack of basic infrastructure in Haiti.

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

AFP Blog

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop: "83% of adults have cell phones or smartphones. 35% of users have accessed the Internet via their phone, according to a December 2009 report by Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

Guest Post on Frogloop: Comeback lines to Collaboration Objectors

Amy Sample Ward

I’m so thrilled to have a guest post up on the Frogloop blog today!  What are the objections to collaboration at your organization?

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First day in Davos

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I’m joining many other social entrepreneurs on our journey to Davos, home of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Although this is my sixth time to Davos for the WEF, the train trip never fails to enchant me. And then we're in a small ski village in Switzerland! We then joined the social entrepreneurship dinner.

Crowd Control

Connection Cafe

Author: Brandy Reppy. As a technical communications major, I’ve always had a particular propensity for all things regimented about writing.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

Steve MacLoughlin, Blackbaud. The September 2009 issue of NTEN Connect had a review of trends in online giving. Online Giving Continues to Grow.

Independent Fundraising Event Trends

NetWits

Blackbaud and Event 360 have released a new white paper based on a joint research project to better understand the common denominators of a successful programmatic approach to third-party fundraising. Independent fundraising events (IFE) are activities designed and run by volunteers to raise money on behalf of a specific nonprofit organization.

The World Won't End Without Your Tweets | davefleet.com

AFP Blog

The World Won't End Without Your Tweets | davefleet.com: "Social media can be a compulsive beast. It’s easy to feel a ‘need’ to keep putting out content through your various channels; no-where is this more true right now than on Twitter. I’ve written about that topic before, and I’ve also discovered the importance of unplugging occasionally

Join the surprise party for Beth Kanter!

Amy Sample Ward

Happy Birthday! Today we are throwing an online surprise birthday party for Beth Kanter , and you’re invited! How does it work? Thanks, Beth!

2-1-1 Maine Partners with CDC

VisionLink

We are pleased to report that one of our customers, 2-1-1 Maine, has partnered with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to share vital information for state residents. This gives residents quick and easy access to targeted health-related information. Well done! Douglas Zimmerman President & CEO VisionLink, Inc

Crowd Control

Connection Cafe

Author: Brandy Reppy. As a technical communications major, I’ve always had a particular propensity for all things regimented about writing.